2021-2022 ESSER III/SIIP At-a-Glance

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans

2021-2022 ESSER III/SIIP At-a-Glance

Background: The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) is a federal grant which requires that spending be used in specific areas.  Part of the Fairfax County Public Schools spending plan identifies funding to be used for Unfinished Learning and Student Academic and Social, Emotional, Mental Health (Wellness) Needs.  Schools have been given funding allocations to support the academic and wellness needs of students.  Schools are required to create plans in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Wellness highlighting the strategies they will use to support these areas using their ESSER III funding.  These strategies are shown below.

ESSER III English Language Arts Strategies

Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.

Strategy 1

Teach essential skills through scaffolding, differentiation and small group instruction. 

Strategy 2

Provide small group instruction to targeted group of students 

Strategy 3

Use evidenced based strategies to create adapted and accessible book kits

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.

Strategy 1

Teach essential skills through scaffolded, differentiation and small group

Strategy 2

Provide small group instruction to targeted group of students 

Strategy 3

Use evidenced based strategies to create adapted and accessible kits.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

Outcome: Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment.

Strategy 1

Teacher Professional Development (PD)

Strategy 2

Empowering families with the tools to implement self-determination skills at home

Strategy 3

Students will participate in their IEP meetings and/or parent conferences

Background: All Fairfax County schools are also required to complete an access and opportunity goal as part of their School Innovation and Improvement Plan (SIIP) and can also capture additional goals.  These are shown below.

Access & Opportunity End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal: By the end of June 2022, data on consistent implementation of student communication across multiple settings will increase by 50% from baseline. 

Strategy 1

Ensure all stakeholders (staff, students and families) have a clear understanding of the Kilmer Center School definition of communication

Strategy 2

Promote consistent use of communication across settings for all students